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A 29-year old woman leads a secular and pro-independence movement which Pakistan labels as "terrorist".

thumbnail imageA Baloch woman leads a student movement that defines itself as “secular and pro-independence”. The government of Pakistan labels it as "terrorist”.

Balochistan's Man in Makran: On ISIS

thumbnail imageDr. Allah Nazar, one of the Balochistan's best-known freedom fighters, talks with CrisisBalochistan about the ISIS and the spread of extremism in Pakistan.

Balochistan's Man in Makran: Optimist, Freedom Fighter, Canary in the Coal Mine

thumbnail imageDr. Allah Nazar, one of the Balochistan's best-known freedom fighters, talks with CrisisBalochistan about the ISIS and the spread of extremism in Pakistan.

I Wish to See a Secular Balochistan

thumbnail imageFate may have moved Malik Siraj Akbar from the bucolic terrain of Balochistan to the beltways of Washington D.C, but Akbar’s fight for Balochistan continues even though he is far from home.

Underground Religious Group Warns Against Girls’ Education in Panjgur

thumbnail imageAn underground religious extremist group has warned all private schools in Balochistan’s western Panjgur district to completely shut down girls’ education or prepare for ‘the worst consequences as prescribed in the Quran”.

The Hamid Mir case: 'In Pakistan, they used to censor journalists – now they shoot us'

thumbnail imageOn Saturday in Karachi, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists survived being shot six times. Soon after, the TV news channel he works for blamed the feared Inter-Services Intelligence agency for the attack. Author Mohammed Hanif reports on a fourth estate under siege

Canada taking right position on Pakistan

thumbnail imageIn 2006, I was told in no uncertain terms by a friend in Pakistani civilian intelligence that if I did not stop writing about the war in Balochistan, I had better not come back to Pakistan.

Journalist Sees Grim Future For Balochistan

thumbnail imageIn an interview with RFE/RL correspondent Abubakar Siddique, Marx weighed in on the various conflicts in Balochistan, which often result in horrific violence against civilians.

Losing youth to rebels

thumbnail imageThe sound bytes emerging from Balochistan are not too encouraging

Producing Tribal Balochistan: Sovereignty and Rule in a Colonial Frontier State

thumbnail imageThe son of Naseer Mengal, a former federal minister, Shafiq Mengal set up a pro-government tribal militia known as the Baloch Musallah Difaee Tanzeem, in the latter half of 2008. The original mission of the militia was to defend the local population in the Mengal-dominated Khuzdar, Wadh and Awaran areas of central Balochistan against attacks from Baloch separatist militants. But it soon degenerated into a death squad, killing people for political as well as non-political and tribal reasons.

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